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When The Brook Dries Up

  • So he went and did according to Yahweh's word; for he went and lived by the brook Cherith that is before the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. After a while, the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. Yahweh's word came to him, saying, 'Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you.' 1 Kings 17:5 WEB

    Each day Elijah watched the flow of water in the brook get smaller. God had told him to come here and He had supernaturally taken care of his needs, but now this brook was drying up, and God was not saying anything. Only after the brook had dried up did the word of the Lord come to Elijah, and He learned about the next place. Elijah did not know what was coming, or where he was going until then. He was like a soldier waiting on orders to come down the chain of command.

    Once the Lord put me in my own computer business. It was not planned; He pushed me into it through desperation and some very humbling circumstances. It prospered and was anointed for years. The Lord and I worked together as partners every day. Some days it was mostly ministry.

    There were divine appointments and I never knew what the next day held. At times the Lord would send us there to minister to the people. The computers would suddenly fix themselves when we walked into the building, but then we would end up anointing the manager with oil and praying for them and their family. The Holy Spirit would descend on them right there in the office and everyone would begin to weep.

    I was totally following the Holy Spirit one day at a time, but then it began to dry up, and He became silent. Finally after months without work or hearing Him, I was on the verge of breaking down, giving up, throwing in the towel, and bankruptcy. That was the week that He spoke and took us to the next level. He pushed us into full time ministry. It was I who was panicking, but one word from Him changed everything.

    Don't panic when the brook starts to dry up. When it has completely gone, the Lord will reveal the next step that you are to take. The time of silence will end. The time of lack will be over. The blessings will return. When God begins to promote you, He will often close out the old, before He opens the new.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please let me see the situation through Your eyes and focus on the bigger picture. Send us the Comforter for we want more of You in our lives. Help us make the right decisions, and to be in the right place, at the right time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6) If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Yes, we need you Jehovah to lead and guide us and help us to understand your purpose and thank you! In Jesus’ name Amen ..........❤️
August 29, 2018
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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia Today word is anouncing I am at the finish line of a process, to enter to a new level in every aspects of my life. I have been processed into a seven times heated oven. Thanks God that is the reason of dryness. Holding Gods hand, expecting to see His glory open up new doors. Glory to God.
August 29, 2018
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

Thank you Pasor Dion, this was very timley this morning, as we know all things are in God's timing. I feel like I am in the dried up brook.Waiting on and listening hard, and looking for the Lord to move on my behalf.  You wrote:

Don't panic when the brook starts to dry up. When it has completely gone, the Lord will reveal the next step that you are to take. The time of silence will end. The time of lack will be over. The blessings will return. When God begins to promote you, He will often close out the old, before He opens the new. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father please let me see the situation through Your eyes and focus on the bigger picture. Send us the Comforter for we want more of You in our lives. Help us make the right decisions, and to be in the right place, at the right time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

August 29, 2018
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Bill Digiglio
Bill Digiglio

Amen!! Wait on the Lord to direct your steps.

August 29, 2018
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Open my eyes Lord allow me to see what you see,  allow me to feel what you feel,  allow me to hear what you hear,  I am waiting for a shift Lord , thank you Jesus , thank you RHM,  I LOVE YA ALL! 

August 29, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord

August 29, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

August 29, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

August 29, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise our father  in heaven!

August 29, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God,please guide and direct us in the right direction.We love and worship you. Amen 

August 29, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father please let me see the situation through Your eyes and focus on the bigger picture. Send us the Comforter for we want more of You in our lives. Help us make the right decisions, and to be in the right place, at the right time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! I needed to be reminded of this, thank you Pastor Dion.

August 29, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Remember Job, God allowed Satan to humiliate him before God spoke again!

August 29, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 29, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

August 29, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, even though I'm a sinner You have always been by my side. Show me the way and I will follow, don't let me go by myself I need Your help and blessings .In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

August 29, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 29, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and amen!

August 29, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd !  Heavenly Father please let me see the situation through Your eyes and focus on the bigger picture. Send us the Comforter for we want more of You in our lives. Help us make the right decisions, and to be in the right place, at the right time, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 31, 2018